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Welcome, Commissioner John Roy!

We welcome Commissioner John Roy to the Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 Board. John Roy was elected to the Board in the November 2023 election and officially sworn in last week. He is replacing Commissioner Jeff Carrington, whom we would like to thank for his service to our District. With his extensive experience in community outreach and recreation, Commissioner Roy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team.

"I am honored to represent BBBPRD2 as a new Commissioner. It is my privilege to serve this great Blaine/Birch Bay community and I look forward to working for all of you.", Commissioner Roy says.

We look forward to working with him to continue providing our community with exceptional parks and recreation services. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Commissioner Roy!

Introducing our new Youth Program Assistant, Ezri Zimmerman

With our Youth Program Assistant Sabrina graduating soon, we added a new member to our team. Ezri Zimmerman will be on hand to help with kids' activities during our After School Enrichment classes and other events and we are delighted to have her on our team!

"My name is Ezri Zimmerman. I just recently joined the Blaine-Birch Bay Park in Recreation. I am so excited to have been extended this opportunity to help the community. In my free time, I like to hang out with friends and ride my bike to the beach.

I hope that I will be a great addition to the Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Rec." We are excited to have Ezri on our team. Welcome, Ezri!

A Reminder to Vote.

It is not too late to vote in the February 13 election. Ballots need to be returned by Tuesday, February 13 at 8 p.m.

The Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation levy renewal vote is on the ballot.

Make sure you are registered to vote. You can do so by checking VoteWA ( This portal gives you the ability to register to vote, update an address, track the status of a ballot, access a replacement ballot, view a voters’ guide, and more.

Adult Prom: A Valentine's Day Event

Prom is just around the corner... for the grown-ups that is! Our Adult Prom Night will take place on Saturday, February 10, just in time for Valentine's Day. This event will feature all the classic prom elements, including live music, dancing, sweet treats and mocktails, and of course, a prom king and queen crowning ceremony.

So here is a little Q&A:

Q: I don't have a date. Can I come anyway?

A: Um.. YESSSS! Come solo, with friends, bring a date, your spouse, your grown-up kid, anyone! It's not just for couples.

Q: Am I too old? Am I too young?

A: As long as you are over 21, you are the perfect age! We have all ages already registered.

Q: What kind of music will you be playing?

A: The band we have selected, The Fender Benders, plays anything from 60s to 70 s covers and up, and we will also be playing 80s, 90s, 2000s tunes to give them a few breaks and for the Millennials among us get to show off those Cha Cha Slide moves. It is going to be a great night for everyone!

Q: Will there be drinks? What about food?

A: We will be serving mocktails and sweet treats at the event. We encourage you to have dinner in one of our many local restaurants before the event. Westside Pizza, Paso del Norte, Border Town Pizza, and L&L Bakery have agreed to be participating locations: if you show your registration, you will get a discount on your meal or treats! Also, Blaine Bouquets will offer a discount on boutonnieres and corsages with proof of registration as well!

Q: Can I show up at the door?

A: You have to register. For planning purposes, we need everyone to be registered ahead of time. We want to make sure we have enough treats and drinks for everyone, and for the event to go smoothly so that everyone can have fun!

Saturday, February 10, 2024

7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. p.m. Blaine Pavilion

$25. Registration necessary.

Register for the Adult Prom

Illuminate Birch Bay

The weather last week-end forced us to reschedule our Illuminate Birch Bay event. This luminary walk along the berm will now take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 6 p.m. Come out of the darkness of January and join us for a magical luminary walk along the berm. Bring your homemade lantern to the Birch Bay Activity Center before the event, and we'll place it along the path for you. Or bring your lights and lanterns and walk with us. Meet at the Birch Bay Library at 6 p.m. for a cup of hot cocoa, or warm cider, or treat yourself to a cup of coffee, and enjoy a performance by Blaine's Choir, before making your way along the berm. The Beach at Birch Bay and Beach Cat Brewery will have food, special cocktails, and live music to end the night.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!

Free, no pre-registration necessary.

Sponsored and Illuminated by Pacific Northwest ProWash,

Friends of the Birch Bay Library,

Whatcom County Library System,

and in partnership with The Beach at Birch Bay and the Beach Cat.

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Start at Birch Bay Library at 6 p.m.

Free, no registration required.

Let's Pour!

Due to the snow earlier this month, we had to reschedule our "Let's Pour!" acrylic pouring art class to February 17th. And, due to popular demand, we have decided to add a class on March 16th. Space is limited for both classes, so we encourage you to register today to secure your spot. Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore your creativity and learn the art of acrylic pouring. Join us on February 17th and March 16th from 3 to 5 p.m. to explore the art of acrylic pouring with our very own talented artist Laura Nesse. Learn how to make your medium and the consistency of the acrylic paints to pour. Then try your hand at four different techniques before deciding to make your work of art on a larger canvas.

Please note that canvases will need to stay here at the Rec Center for a few days to dry before they can be taken home. 

Saturday, February 17, 2024 and Saturday, March 16, 2024

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Birch Bay Activity Center

16y +, $35

Register for Let's Pour!

CPR and AED Training in March

We are hosting a CPR training on Sunday, March 24 at the Birch Bay Activity Center. The session will be led by Craig Johnson, a certified instructor and retired firefighter with extensive experience in CPR and AED use. Participants will learn adult and child CPR, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a course completion card in CPR and AED use that meets job, regulatory, or other requirements.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn valuable lifesaving skills!

Sunday, March 24, 2024

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Birch Bay Activity Center

$45, registration necessary.

Register for the CPR Training

News from Coach Mark

Our very own Pickleball Coach Mark Livingston and his mixed doubles partner, Kathy Kallunki won a silver medal in the recent Tommy Wong Memorial Tournament in Surprise, Arizona. They competed in the 4.0 skill and 65-69 age bracket. Congratulations to both of them!

Learn from Coach Mark!

Coach Mark will be returning soon! His first lessons are scheduled to start back in April, and sessions are starting to fill already. Don't miss the chance to learn from the best - register now for his Intro to Pickleball or Workouts with Coach Mark. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn how to play or an experienced player looking to refine your skills, Coach Mark has something to offer for everyone. Hurry and secure your spot before it's too late!

Register for Pickleball Classes

Group Fitness Demo Day

Our Group Fit Demo Day event on January 6 was a success! We would like to thank everyone who attended our event and participated in our fitness classes. Your energy and enthusiasm were contagious, and we hope that you had a great time. We hope that our Group Fitness Demo Day has inspired you to continue your fitness journey and to try out our other group fitness classes.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who made our Group Fitness Demo Day event a resounding success. We want to thank our instructors, Jenn, Kyle, Angela, Kate, Dory, and Celine, for sharing their expertise with our attendees. We would also like to thank our sponsors for their generous support, providing door prizes and extra motivation for our hard-working participants! Border Town Pizza, Free Spirit Vibes, Kenzie at Essence Salon and Spa, Melissa Bowman Tupperware, and Peas In A Pod Mobile Detailing.

Save the date for our next Bootcamps and Sessions

Our fitness bootcamps and sessions are in full swing! Our next bootcamps will start in March and will last 4 weeks, ending right before Spring Break!

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the link to register!

Functional Mobility and Strength Fundamentals: the perfect combo to get stronger and move better

We are very fortunate to have Kyle Long, an experienced trainer and accomplished athlete on our team of instructors. Kyle has led fitness classes around the country and has extensive experience working with a wide range of gym-goers, from beginners or participants requiring modifications, to professional athletes.

In addition to his six-week sessions, Kyle teaches three drop-in classes for us every week at the Birch Bay Activity Center: Functional Mobility every Monday and Wednesday at 7 a.m., and Strength Fundamentals every Tuesday at 3 p.m. While his Strength Fundamentals class will help you become stronger and focus on proper form to reduce the risk of injuries, his Functional Mobility class will help you move better with foam rolling and range of motion exercises.

These classes require no registration, and are just a $3 drop-in!

Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 a.m.: Functional Mobility

Tuesdays, 3 p.m.: Strength Fundamentals

At the Birch Bay Activity Center

$3 drop in, no registration necessary.

Line Dancing with Charlene B.

Our Tuesday 5 p.m. Line Dancing at the Birch Bay Activity Center is growing and we love seeing (and hearing) the enthusiasm!

Unfortunately, due to the low number, we are no longer offering Line Dancing at the Blaine Pavilion on Thursday night.

Tuesdays, 5 p.m., Birch Bay Activity Center

$3 drop-in, no pre-registration required.

After School Enrichment for February

Registration is open for our After School Enrichment Classes in February. These sessions take place in the covered area of the Blaine Elementary School until 4:30 p.m. and cost only $5/child/day/. Best of all, kids get to play, create, and learn in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Register now!

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 2:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Blaine Elementary Covered Area. $5/child/day

Pre-registration is necessary.

Scholarships are available. For scholarships, please inquire at [email protected].

Sign up For After School Enrichment

Soccer Clinic

Due to the resounding success of our first soccer skills clinic in January, we're offering two new sessions! On February 24 and March 9, former soccer pro Coach Kyle Long will be leading our clinics to help you enhance your soccer skills. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, these clinics are perfect for anyone looking to improve their game. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business. Sign up now to secure your spot!

Saturday, February 24, 2024 and Saturday, March 9, 2024

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - 10 - 14 y

Birch Bay Activity Center

$25, registration necessary.

Sign up for Soccer Clinics

Family Movie Night

Join us for another exciting Family Movie Night at the Birch Bay Activity Center. This time we will be showing Disney - Pixar's "Elemental" in the gym. Free movie and free popcorn. Bring something comfy to sit on or use one of our folding chairs and enjoy a great movie night, right here in Birch Bay!

Friday, February 16, 2024, 7 p.m.

Birch Bay Activity Center.

Free, no registration necessary.

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Questions? Call/Text us: 360-656-6416

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